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Jack Rabbit Moon
Jack Rabbit Moon
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Eleven-year-old Marnie Evans longs to be precious. She wishes on stars for parents who adore her, even though her family is dysfunctional. She also believes jack rabbits and a boot-wearing Texas angel show her mysterious signs of things to come. To escape her mother's neglect over summer break, Marnie finds a short cut through the woods to Garner State Park. There she discovers yodeling cowboy ranger Rick Carpenter and his wife, Claire, who live on site. From buried boxes to colorful characters such as Bible-thumper, Shelby Love, and peacock feather man, Vaughn Conner, Marnie eventually finds what she's looking for along the banks of the Frio River. Don't miss the boat on this environmentally lush ride that explores the mystery of connection and power of forgiveness. 
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Eleven-year-old Marnie Evans longs to be precious. She wishes on stars for parents who adore her, even though her family is dysfunctional. She also believes jack rabbits and a boot-wearing Texas angel show her mysterious signs of things to come.

To escape her mother's neglect over summer break, Marnie finds a short cut through the woods to Garner State Park. There she discovers yodeling cowboy ranger Rick Carpenter and his wife, Claire, who live on site.

From buried boxes to colorful characters such as Bible-thumper, Shelby Love, and peacock feather man, Vaughn Conner, Marnie eventually finds what she's looking for along the banks of the Frio River. Don't miss the boat on this environmentally lush ride that explores the mystery of connection and power of forgiveness. 

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On a good day in southwest Texas you might spot an angel. In my dreams I'd seen one. Her white cowboy hat and sequined boots impressed me. Each time the vision was the same. She jumped from a cypress branch and said, "Y'all have a nice place here, Marnie. Too bad the Lord's fixin' to crank up the heat."

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About Dorraine

A Southern Missouri native, Dorraine Darden was raised on land which bordered the Mark Twain National Forest. She has worked in forestry and taught ballroom dancing. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children.

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Apr.30.2009
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